Date: 9/22/17 8:40 pm
From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: NW Iowa sightings
Forgot to mention there was also a *Wilson's Snipe* on the pasture marsh
mudflats near Pickerel Lake.

Doug Harr

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:35 PM, Douglas Harr <dnharr...> wrote:

> Traveling up to Waterman Prairie in O'Brien Co. today, to meet with a
> class of ISU landscape architecture students, I found 4 *Sandhill Cranes*
> in a recently mowed hayfield NW of Humboldt. Near the Hwy 10 bridge where
> it crosses the Little Sioux River in SE O'Brien County, a *Swainson's
> Hawk* was seen circling overhead. Finally, on my mid-afternoon return
> tip to Ogden I stopped at Pickerel Lake in the NW corner of Buena Vista
> Co. Winds were far too strong on the lake to find anything, but there was
> a nice bird mix on a small.nearly dry pasture marsh just NW of the lake.
> Besides Mallards, Killdeer, & a *Great Egret*, the mudflats were hosting
> several shorebirds, including a *Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs *(standing
> side by side in great light for perfect species comparison),* Least
> Sandpipers, a Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpipers *and a single*
> Black-bellied Plover.*
> Doug Harr
> Ogden

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